Brie en Croute by Paula Dean

This is one of my families favorite appetizers. It's a beautiful, show stopper & very easy to do. I have found that you cannot make it ahead of time. If you are taking it somewhere, wait & make it there.

This package of Pepperidge farm, puff pastry, is found in the freezer section of most major grocery stores. There are two in the package. I love having the second one in the freezer for other fun recipes.

(complete recipe 




  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, pre-packaged
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (8-ounce) wheel Brie
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Crackers, for serving